Nearly 250,000 Android users with a credit from BNP Paribas Fortis, Fortis Bank and Hello can do from today contactless mobile payments.

For now, the app is only available to some 250,000 Android users.   By the end of May also 750,000 customers with a debit card from one of these banks can use this service.

Belgium is now the fourth country in Europe where Android Pay is rolled out. Today, according to both partners, Belgium is equiped with over 85,000 payment terminals enabled with this technology.

What is Google Pay ?

-          Supported on Android smartphones running 4.4 KitKat and higher

-          Introduced on NFC-equipped Android Wear devices running Android Wear 2.0

-          Can be used anywhere there's a contactless terminal

Android Pay is a mobile wallet that can store your credit cards, debit cards, loyalty cards, etc. If that sounds a lot like Google Wallet, it's because Android Pay is the new Google Wallet (only it's supposed to be better, more convenient, and secure).

Is Android Pay secure?

Google said it was working with leading payment networks and financial institutions in the US to deliver industry-standard security. Google is using tokenisation, the retailer receives a newly-generated, 16-digit virtual number instead of your actual account number. When there is another major credit card data breach at a retailer, you'll at least know your card is safe.

Android Pay's tokenisation is different from Apple Pay's in that tokens aren't generated in a secure chip within the phone but rather within the cloud. But if you're ever in a place without internet, Android Pay will apparently still be able to access some tokens that are stored on your device.

BNP Parisbas fortis :https://www.bnpparibasfortis.be/
Google pay : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.walletnfcrel

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